The Committee is a neutral body and will not identify any preferred option. The Electoral Area C Director is a non-voting, ex officio member of the Committee. The Committee’s role is, first, to ensure that the consultants’ analysis of the implications associated with incorporation is conducted properly and fully. With the analysis completed, the Committee’s role shifts to focus on community engagement to ensure that the residents of Sorrento-Blind Bay understand what incorporation would mean in terms of service provision, service governance and finance/taxation. At the end of the engagement process, the Committee will make a recommendation to the CSRD Board with respect to a referendum. If a referendum on incorporation is recommended, the Minister will order a referendum and ask electors to decide one of two options:
- incorporation of a Sorrento-Blind Bay municipality
- division of Electoral Area C into two Electoral Areas — C1 and C2 — with the CSRD continuing in its role as local government for the Sorrento-Blind Bay area.